More pumps on way to ease diesel queues

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company gets 'serious' about congestion at filling stations.
More pumps on way to ease diesel queues
By Andy Sambidge
Thu 28 Aug 2008 06:42 AM

New measures are being introduced by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company for Distribution (Adnoc-Fod) in a bid to ease congestion at its diesel filling stations.

More diesel pumps will be installed at its filling stations across Abu Dhabi, the company has announced to news agency WAM.

In a statement, it said that it was working "with all seriousness" to eradicate the problems related to diesel and make it more readily available to customers.

The additional demand for diesel in the country has been brought about by the economic boom, resulting in congestion at the filling stations spread across the country, and the company said it was working on innovative methods to solve this problem.

Installation of more diesel pumps at filling stations and regulation of sales through 'Rahal e-diesel card' are a few among the new solutions.

The company introduced the e-diesel card earlier this month stopping cash transactions for diesel sales at filling stations, and allocating specific amounts of diesel to suit the load capacity of vehicles.

The huge difference in diesel prices between Abu Dhabi and Dubai has caused massive queues at Adnoc Distribution diesel pumps, where Dubai-registered vehicles queue up for cheaper diesel.

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